CurrentWare is a software suite used to manage your employee’s Internet use, data transfers and computer port controls. CurrentWare can be centrally managed and installed on a single computer or group of computers.
From the console, you can run reports to analyze employee sites visited, domains visited, total browse time and bandwidth usage. Report results can be filtered with exclusions for allowed websites. Reports can be emailed directly to the person designated to review them at set intervals for how often they will be viewed. (i.e. weekly, monthly etc.) Live screenshots can also be captured remotely and saved.
This website monitoring suite is relatively inexpensive, easy to set up and simple to use. The suite consists of applications used to regulate, monitor and restrict employee access to the Internet:
enPowerManager which regulates power use on workstations by turning them off and on during specified times.
BrowseControl with App Blocker will let you specify the types of files that can be downloaded. This allows the employer to block any non-work related applications from being installed including media players, chat apps, music and video games.
AccessPatrol allows you to limit and/or block employees from access to drives, ports, using external storage and other devices.
BrowseReporter allows you to track Internet activities, see bandwidth usage, remote screen capture and send automated reports.
With these four main components CurrentWare enables employers to monitor, track, analyze and document employee’s Internet and computer usage. It also helps to keep harmful viruses and malware from being downloaded and installed on computers as well as increase productivity of your employees.
Tammy Malone is a Client Support Specialist at Triella, a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. Tammy can be reached at 647.426.1004. For additional articles, go to www.triella.com/whats-new/. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Kaspersky Reseller.
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